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Thread: Leeds United - v - Chelsea ***Matchday Thread***

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    Leeds United - v - Chelsea ***Matchday Thread***



    TEAM NEWS

    Leeds United welcome back Jamie Shackleton following a muscular injury, while Robin Koch is set to feature for the under-23 team.

    Pascal Struijk, Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw remain out.

    Chelsea have no new fitness concerns for the trip to Elland Road, with Tammy Abraham set to miss a fifth match because of an ankle injury.

    Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Olivier Giroud could return but Thiago Silva remains out.

    Chelsea are going great guns - they are now unbeaten in 11 games since Thomas Tuchel took charge, and they were just too good for Everton on Monday night.

    Leeds, in contrast, have not been on a great run of form recently, with just one win in five league games. I don't think they've been playing that badly though, and they will definitely test Chelsea's improved defence.

    MATCH FACTS

    Head-to-head

    Chelsea can set a new club record of four consecutive wins against Leeds United in all competitions.

    The Blues can win both league meetings in a season for the first time since 1989.

    Leeds' solitary victory in the past nine encounters was 2-0 in the Premier League in 2002.

    Leeds United

    Leeds have lost five of their past seven Premier League matches, including the last two without scoring.

    They could lose three successive league fixtures for the first time since November 2017.

    Leeds can set a club record on Saturday of 19 successive league games without a draw.

    They are winless in all six Premier League home matches against teams in the top half of the table.

    The Whites have failed to score in the first half of any of their past five league fixtures.

    Marcelo Bielsa's side have conceded a league-high 29 goals in the first half of games - four more than Chelsea have conceded in total this season.

    Raphinha has recorded two goals and no assists in 10 Premier League home appearances, in contrast to three goals and five assists away.

    Chelsea

    Chelsea are unbeaten in their 11 matches in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel (W8, D3), conceding just two goals.

    The Blues have earned 21 points since Tuchel's appointment, second only to Manchester City's 30 during that period.

    They have won five of their six competitive away fixtures under the German, all by a single-goal margin.

    Chelsea can keep four consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since December 2017.

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    MOT

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    Genuinely terrified that someone will get seriously injured on our pitch tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrypie7 View Post
    Genuinely terrified that someone will get seriously injured on our pitch tomorrow.
    They all sign up to the pain and the privilege, home and away. Get the point though , and still say we should play all our home fixtures at away ground if possible, and if not then at alternative local grounds.

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    Roberts staring ahead of Rodrigo (or even Klich or Shackleton)?

    Give me strength.

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    There's only so much loyalty he can give Roberts to come good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UbiqueLUFC33 View Post
    Roberts staring ahead of Rodrigo (or even Klich or Shackleton)?

    Give me strength.
    Yep agree, However we do not see what MB does in training do we, The lad is still young and MB clearly believes in him like he has believed in many mediocre players and turned them into very good players, Based on recent games my own opinion is not sure how he has warranted a place in the team, But will support whoever puts the shirt on..

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    And Roberts hits the bar, he was nearly a hero for a moment - frigging offside earlier will be our undoing

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    Pitch not too bad compared to what I feared.

    Forcing it and losing possession too much

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    Such a Leeds thing - best passing team we have in ages and worst pitch in the league

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